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a worldwide public health hazard. david wright abc news los angeles. >> man police describe as the instigator of gang rape near richmond high school has pleaded guilty to escape life in prison. 22 year old manuel ortega will serve 32 years in prison. he was the first of 6 defendants to stand trial in this 2009 rape that made national head liens. in october of that year a girl leaving a homecoming dance was raped and beaten for 2 hours with no one coming to her aid and others watching. ortega was seen running from the area. remaining 5 defendants are awaiting trial. 4 face life in prison. >>> judge ruled today that then governor arnold schwarzenegger did not break the law by commuting the prison sentence of a political ally's son hours before leaving office in january 2011 schwarzenegger cut the manslaughter sentence in half for nunez son of former assembly speaker fabio nunez. lawsuit filed by the victim family say schwarzenegger violent add law requiring him to notify them that he was cutting the sentence. >>> more to bring you busy night as you can tell. dramatic reversal at big time s
officials in los angeles county tell us a wildfire above the city of glen door not contained until a week from thursday. fire destroyed 3600 acres in the angeles national forest. campers and few resident were evacuated over the weekend and the flames now appear to be burning on uninhabited land. firefighters rely on retardant drop, cooler weather and calmer wind in order to get a handle on the fire. very dramatic shot of air tanker dropping flame retardant. 15 percent contained at this point. >> los angeles got a big boost to fight its fire. robert explains. jeans. >> 1600 gallon of water delivered on demand. that's the advantage of the so-called super scooper aircraft. and for the 19 year in a row a pair of the planes are in los angeles just m time for fire season. >> no metropolitan fire department in the world has the fire fighting aircraft capability that los angeles county does. >>reporter: at news conference in van nice today la county officials announced the arrival of the planes which are on lease to the county from the canadian government. the county also leases an eri
which will take it over the bay area on its way to museum in los angeles. today the shuttle was mounted top boeing 747 at nasa kennedy space center. depart on monda monday. by thursday it will make its way through the bay area. endeavor will do a low level fly over move it field in mountain view where the heat shield were developed. lockheed manufactured them. the shuttle will then play over san francisco near the golden gate bridge. should be remarkable sight. >> much more to get to tonight on 7 news at 9:00. coming up muni rider who desperately wants to fine the bus driver who found and returned his precious jewelry. >> plus congress puts the brake on government energy give away. no more slin dra bill approved in washington. >> violence mount western >> violence mount western embassy (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. i thought of something els
's popular curry village camping area. >>> to southern california. a bizarre bank robbery in los angeles today. police are looking for two men who took a bunch of money after kidnapping the bank manager the night before and after abducting her strapped a purported bomb to her body. here is nick watt. >> reporter: east los angeles 08:30. the manager of this bank of america walks in to work and tells the staff she has a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> a device was strapped to the woman's body. she was told that it was explosive. and she was ordered to go into the bank, take out all of the money. >> she told police the robbers kidnapped her last night and forced her to play that terrifying part in their audacious heist. the bomb squad removed the device and detonated it but unclear whether the device was genuine or fake. there are echos of the fatal robbery in pennsylvania back in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into the bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him, unclear whether he was in on the plot. this morning the b
at los angeles it will make its first and last flight over moffitt field paying homage to nasa workers here. >> w w we are very proud of tha that it's paying tribute to the people who work many years. space shuttle over 30 years old and many people who are here now work on it from the very, very beginning. >>reporter: instrumental in the development of the space shuttle program and in the creation of endeavor itself. >> win vented the space shuttle tiles here at nasa aims. very design of the shuttle itself was based on wind tunnel test done here at aims. >>reporter: 8 to continue,000 people are expected to pack in moffitt field for total morning once in a life time low fly over. along with those crowds there is the anticipated on looker traffic intermingle with the usual morning rush hour. california highway patrol officer hope drivers take heed ahead of tomorrow spectacle. >> whatever you do please do not stop on the side zoo of the roadway because obviously this is going to be a distraction for people and not only that, very unsafe to stop on the side of the freeway and also agai
's in los angeles. the team at nasa aims at moffit field in the south bay play add major role in the shuttle program since the very beginning. nick smith with a ride in the shuttle flight simulator and astronaut sorry to see the program go. >> talk to people nasa didn't know it was in the bay area. >>reporter: he's part of the nasa aims team overseeing a piece of equipment the vertical motion simulator. it was used to train subtle astronauts to land space shuttlement. on friday space shuttle endeavor will fly over here and piggy back on the back of modified 747 transported to new home at the california science center. >> shuttle is kind of unique aircraft in the sense that most aircraft when they come operational have done 100 landings so the shuttle only did 5. >>reporter: this was space shuttle endeavor final launch. lifted off from kennedy space center last may with close to half million people lined up along the road to see it. the cancellation of the shuttle program has america hitching a ride that space with the russians. reality that hits those who work in r and
. smith was exonerated yesterday. john hart from our sister station in los angeles reports. [ crying crying]. >>reporter: tears and smails for john edward smith after 19 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit smith walks the streets a free man. >> good day and bad day. you know what i mean. staying hopeful that's all i can do. bitter sweet. i'm glad where i'm at now. >> you are now released. plus applause. >>reporter: smith was convicted first agree murder and attempted murder in connection with drive by shooting in south l.a. in 1993 had the conviction vacated after it was determined the only eyewitness committed perjury ri at trial. >> two months later they made an i.d. yes, it was a guy i went to school wishing o'connor of the non-profit innocent matter says the victim the only eyewitness finally recanted admitting that he never saw who shot him. that he was pressured by investigators. >> i'm happy and sad but the part of me that was in there with him i'm free now too. >> my grandma is sec and holding on so she can see my brother so this is this is a really big da
to lean, viral video condemning the fight against fat in schools. and carmegeddon is two days away in los angeles, but this time it's not just gridlock but >> dan: a case of west nile virus has been confirmed in san francisco. public health department says a man in the city was hospitalized and is now recovering at home. heather ishimaru has the latest. >> mosquitoes infect humans and animals with the virus. a san francisco man is the first confirmed human case since 2005. the public health department has issued an advisory to doctors but caution it's no reason to panic. >> you are more likely to have a fever, aches and pains and flu like illness and not know they were infected with west nile virus. only one out of a 150 will actually develop severe neurological disease. >> the san francisco victim had not traveled outside the bay area recently so the infected mosquito was either in the bay area county. there are certain species that like it here. >> we are not sick with mosquitoes that is why we live here. we do have four species that could transmitted west nile in our wear. >> one speci
's sweeping new pension reforms are law tonight. in los angeles today, governor brown signed a measure increasing the co--pay for new state employees benefits, reducing their retirement benefits and raising the age at which they can receive them. >> we are going to get people working longer. we are going to cap the amount. you you shouldn't be getting a pension when you make the bigger salaries like some of the managers do. the more money you make you are supposed to know how to invest it yourself. >> the reform bill caps pensions at $132,000 a year. the state's public pension funds are underfunded to the tune of $165 billion. the reforms are expected to save as much as $55 billion over the next 30 years. >>> a controversial proposition on the november ballot is designed to bring in more money for california. critics say this could backfire and cause the state to lose money and jobs. capital correspondent nannette miranda has the story. >> reporter: venture capitalist tom styer is trying to cement california's standing as the country's green leader by spear heading proposition 39 on th
beverly hills. you can see the seismic graph at our sister station in los angeles. as it measured the quake that hit at 3:26 this morning and registered 3.3 magnitude. beverly hills police report getting ka fruls anxious residents but officers found in signs of any injuries or damage. wouldn't really expect any with a quake of that small magnitude. >>> more to get to coming up tonight weighs continue here on the news at 9:00. terrorist with more than 200 pounds of explosives drives his car into a vehicle owned by the u.s. consulate in pakistan. many are hurt including 2 americans. >> plus. power is out and heat is on. up next. lingering effects of hurricane isaac. >> plus security guards somewhat out in florida. surveillance tape just release released. see it. here at home dog called to duty to sniff out a growing problem in northern california lakes. stay with us. another half hour hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> president obama
bay™. decades. >> jury in los angeles is ordering joe francis the man behind the girls gone wild video to pay 20 million dollars to casino mogul steve winn. the jury found francis guilty of slander. francis claims that witch threatened to kill him over a gambling debt and bury him in the desert. they have been battling since francis racked up a two million dollar gambling debt at one of witch casino. >> american airlines will save more than 1 million dollars in fuel cosby letting the pilots use i-pad to reduce the use of reference material and manual in the cockpit. faa gave the final go ahead today. the pilot bag that held the manual weighs 35 pounds. >> here's a story for weekend warrior. especially the hard core who also play during the week. wayne found a san francisco city league softball team that has been winning championships for 35 years. but there comes a time to call it quits. >> they don't call male baseball players the boys of summer without a rope it's an attitude. >> goes back to when you are a kid. playing in the dirt. >> the weekly meeting of the floating rhino. >> i have
moment in american cultural history. abc news los angeles. >>> certainly that. well make up is not just for women any more. more and more men are using it. up next. we take you to the male make up capitol you to the male make up capitol of the world >> for the first time chemotherapy is being used on a great 8 to ballots cancer. 8-year-old orangatan with lymphoma a treated with chemo drip at miami jungle island zoo. although too early to tell if the treatment is working the trainer says her girl is hanging in there. >> just like any cancer patient going true chemo is but she still has the twinkle in her eye and she still has the personality. >> peanut gets 6 doses of chemo 3 week apart if she can tolerate it. doctors say she has age on her side but they can't predict the outcome of course. orangatan share 96 percent of human genetic make up. wish her well. >> let's go back up date the forecast. as we almost reach fall experience is back with that. >> it's a few days away but tomorrow state wide is going to feel pretty summer lake. warm hot conditions chico sacramento fresno hig
shuttle endeavor is in los angeles tonight. final landing ever took place at 12:51 this afternoon at l.a. x. the shuttle will be prepped there for a couple wee weeks before it begins a 12 mile grand trek to the california space center where it becomes a permanent museum exhibit ibut before it touched down in l.a. we enjoyed a once in a life time sight this morning in the bay area. space shuttle endeavor getting a piggy back ride over the golden gate bridge much to the delight of thousands of onlookers. thousands of others tried to get as close to the golden gate bridge to see that fly over. we had a great view of this moment in history. terri? >>reporter: the space shuttle endeavor lick a heavenly bird being guided to earth flying over the most famous bridge in the world. such a vision such a sound. him if. big crowd turned out on the marin county side of the golden gate bridge. up in the head land. down by the shore. vista point sticking out of a sun roof. risking a parking ticket. lacking up in wonder. >> came here this morning when still dark. watch the sun come up over t
the arab world has been ordered detaine detained. 55-year-old if man left u.s. district court in los angeles after hearing a federal judge call him a flight risk. he was arrested early today on 8 counts of violating his probation. seen earlier this month masked by clothes was on probation for check fraud and banned from using computers or the internet. the film depicts the profit mohammad as womanizer, religious fraud and chilled molester and it inflamed many people in the air ab world. >> immanuel this happening where you live. virtually an entire neighborhood growing po pot. 13 people were arrested in santa rosa a today. 150 cops sheriff's deputy and fbi agents seized 300 pot plants after serving warrants on 32 homes interthe auto maul here. authorities said entire neighborhood looked and smelled like a pot farm. marijuana growing openly in almost every back yard. investigators say most of the suspects have links to gangs. remarkable. okay. let's move on. weather forecast. sandy is here. great weather but chilly tonight. >> absolutely dan. you can see that the visibili
latest plus. >> he has the weapon in the hand. he has ak 47. >> very tense situation in los angeles tonight as police chase a murder suspect. >> i'm expense interthe accu-weather forecast center as our late summer warming continues will it last through the weekend? find out in my accu-weather find out in my accu-weather forecast coming up >> also ahead. larry king has new tv gig. the billionaire who is paying him to stay behind the camera. >> and mysterious case of china disappearing [ female announcer ] every day, there's a new reason not to make a home-cooked meal. work, errands, a greasy bag of deep-fried easy. ♪ fortunately with hamburger helper's 40 varieties a home-cooked meal is never out of reach. hamburger helper. help is on the way. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> an american is dead and another wounded after militant attacked a u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. these pic
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